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****The Three Pigs

by David Wiesner

Reviewed August 2001.
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2001
Clarion Books, 2001, available at Sembach Library (E WIE).

The Three Pigs is a creative and delightful picture book.  It was tremendously popular when I read it to Timothy’s first grade class in June, and, even though Timothy has mostly moved on to chapter books, he did ask for it for his birthday.

The book starts out with the typical story of the three pigs, but the wolf blows the first pig completely out of the book.  This pig gets his brothers to come out too, and they explore Bookland (having become three-dimensional).  They rescue a dragon about to be slain in one book, and end up figuring out a way to deal with the wolf back in their own story.

Kids enjoy the cleverness of this book, and, for that matter, so do adults!

Review of another book by David Wiesner:
Art and Max
Mr. Wuffles!
Fish Girl

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